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Our Secondary School Teachers

Our Secondary School teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated. They are wholly committed to the idea that education in today’s world must focus on critical thinking skills and overall development. In addition to a very rigorous approach towards academic studies, the school offers a holistic educational programme that fosters good values, social responsibility, international mindedness and creative problem-solving skills.

Principal, Secondary School

Don Gardner - Principal of one of the best international schools in South Mumbai
Don Gardner
Principal, Secondary School

Program Coordinators

Shantanu G. Rajadhyaksha
Middle School Program Coordinator; Social Sciences & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
Minor in Business Management, The Pennsylvania State University
Teach for India fellow alumnus

Meenakshy Venkiteswaran
IGCSE Program Coordinator; Business & Management Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Management, Aston University, UK
Master of Science in Marketing & Strategy, Warwick Business School, UK
Master of Arts in International Education & Globalisation, University of Bath, UK

Teachers

Aishwarya Kulkarni
Drama Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Drama)
PG Diploma in Child Psychology and School Management

Alpa Parikh
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Law, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

Andrew Callaghan
English, Theory of Knowledge Teacher; Theory of Knowledge Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Arts, University College, Dublin
Higher Diploma in Education, University College, Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin
CELTA and Train the Trainer Certs from British Council Singapore

Animesh Singh
Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Master of Arts, Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University

Anita Chakraborty
Visual Art & Design Teacher; Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Science, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Education, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University
Master of Fine arts, Rabindra Bharati University (Gold Medalist, 1st Class 1st)
Post graduate study in Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Arts, UK
UGC Research Fellowship
Passed UGC Lectureship Exam (NET)

Anjali Ramchandra Jadhav
Information Technology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in IT, Mumbai University

Anjali Pathiyath
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Arts (English), The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Master of Arts, (English Literature), The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Master of Letters (M.Litt) in Eng Literature, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Anjana Prasad
Biology, Environmental Systems & Society Teacher; CAS Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science, Ranchi University
Bachelor of Education, Pune university
Master of Science (Zoology), Magadh University
Ph D, Magadh University

Anushi Akshar Mehta
Special Educator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Psychology, Warwick University
Post-graduate Certificate in Education, Warwick University
Foundation in Learning Disabilities, Shikshaa, Central for Integral Learning

Ashma Saldanha D'souza
Spanish Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Geology, Pune University
Master of Science in Petroleum Technology, Pune University
Advanced Diploma in Spanish, Pune University
Diploma in Teaching Spanish As A Foreign Language, Hispanic Horizons Institute, Mumbai

Ashwathi Muraleedharan
Hindi, Theatre & Global Perspectives Teacher; Grade 6 Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Business Economics (University of Delhi)
Master in Social Work (University of Mumbai)
Qualified for PhD

Bernadette Vaz
Mathematics, Additional Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

Bachelor of Education, Science & Math Method with Specialisation in Environmental Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science in Statistics, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Statistics, Mumbai University
LTCL, Western Classical Piano, Trinity College of London

Brigitte Gnanou
French & Spanish Teacher; Language B Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

DEUG-Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Paris Sorbonne, France
LICENCE Langues Vivantes Etrangères, Paris Sorbonne, France
PGCE-Secondary French and Spanish, Strathclyde University, Scotland UK

Carlton Jude Mario Fernandes
History, Social Sciences & Humanities Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Education in English and History, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in History, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Mumbai

Darshan Naik
Theatre Arts Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Master of Arts (Theatre), Centre for Performing Arts, University of Pune
Bachelor of Science, Nagpur University
Bachelor of Education, Nagpur University

Declan Sharp
Geography & Theory of Knowledge Teacher; Humanities Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Science, University of Western Australia
Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Western Australia
Master of Arts, Murdoch University

Deepa Bhandari
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2006

Bachelor of Science, Mysore University
Master of Science in Chemistry, Madurai University
Master of Education, Mysore University

Frenie Jajoo
Special Educator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce from Jai Hind College, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Teacher Education from Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Bachelor of Education from Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad
Foundation Course in Learning Disabilities from Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education

Geeta Rohira
Special Educator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Sophia College
Diploma in Learning Disabilities, Shiksha

Heloise Saldanha
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Master of English Literature, Mumbai University
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, KC College
Bachelor of English Literature, St. Xavier's College

Ishani Mehta
French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University.
Completed level DELF B2, Alliance Française de Bombay
Completed the course of Commercial French (DFP B2 and C1), Alliance Française de Bombay

Kousiki Sridharan
Mathematics Teacher; Mathematics Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Maths, Madurai University
Master of Maths, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Bachelor of Education, Annamalai University

Matthew Harris
Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, University of Melbourne
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of Ballarat

Dr Meghna P. Dixit
Chemistry Teacher; Natural Sciences Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Master of Science in Organic Chemistry, Bhavnagar University
Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry, Bhavnagar University

Minaz Marker
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Master of Arts
Bachelor of Education

Mohini Yadav
Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Master of Arts in Hindi, SNDT University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Mohsin Gousmoidin Allabux
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Amravati University

Monish Panchal
Physical Education Teacher; Sports Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Jalna University

Nausheen Khan
Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Master of Economics, SNDT University

Navroz Billimoria
Mathematics & Theory of Knowledge Teacher; Approaches to Teaching & Learning Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Neha Pandit
Visual Arts Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Master of Fine Arts, Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Diploma in Art Education, Sir J J School of Arts
Foundation Diploma, Maharashtra Board
Museology, Mumbai University, Chatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralay

Nipa R Patel
French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First class, University of Mumbai
Diplome Superieur in French (Literature)
DELF C1 in French, DUFLE in French

Pallavi Srivastava
Chemistry Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Science, Ajmer University
Master of Science, Allahabad University
Ph.D in Chemistry, Allahabad University

Pooja Asrani
Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Arts in Education, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Economics, Shivaji University

Pooja Jhaveri
Mathematics Teacher; Club Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

IB Diploma, B.D. Somani International School
Bachelor of Management, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University

Poonam Datta
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
PG Diploma in Investment and Market Studies, Mumbai University
Diploma in Computer Science, Datapro

Prajakta Salgarkar
Biology teacher; Grade 7 Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Master of Science, Pune University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Premprakash Akshaybar Shukla
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ruparel College Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Ruparel College Mumbai University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Madhurai Kaamraaj University
Bachelor of Eductaion, Mumbai University

Priyanka Gothi
Business & Management Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Business Administration(MBA), Mumbai University
Diploma in Creativity and Innovation Management, Malardalen University, Sweden

Rasik Andaria
Computer Science Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

PG Computer Science, National Computing Centre (UK)
Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
Diploma in Computer Management, Datamatics Management
Government Commercial Diploma, Maharashtra Divisional Board

Rati Bhardwaj
Geography Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Arts
Master of Geography
Bachelor of Education
Master of Philosophy in Geography
Pursuing PHD in Geography

Reshma Israni
Business & Management Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

Master of Commmerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Roberta Santoro
French, Italian, Spanish, Global Perspective Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), Melbourne University

Saiti Datta
Physics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Science, Presidency College, Calcutta
Master of Science, Department of Physics, University of Pune
Ph D in Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Sanjana Berry
English, Social Sciences & Humanities Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Satyajit Salgarkar
Biology, ESS & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Master of Zoology, Pune University
Bachelor of Education, Shivaji University
CIE Diploma for Teachers And Trainers

Shankar Nair
Physics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Master of Science in Theoretical Physics, Uppsala University

Shilpa Uparkar
Humanities, English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Philosophy, SNDT Women's University
Currently pursuing PhD, Mumbai University

Shivani Fotedar
Biology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Science with Hon. Life Sciences and Biochemistry, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Master of Science in Integrated Immunology, The University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Diploma in Forensic Science, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

Siddhesh Parab
Chemistry Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Master Of Science Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
LLB, Mumbai University

Suhit Chiruthapudi
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism

Tasneem Pota
Biology, Environmental Systems & Society Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Master of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Umangi Jyotindra Sheth
French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Diploma in French DELF B1 and Certified Attestation of DELF B2, Alliance Française De Bombay
Diploma in DFP B2 and Certified Attestation of DFP C1, Alliance Française De Bombay

Vishwesh Shinde
Geography Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Master of Geography, University of Mumbai

Staff

Saraswathi K. Menon
Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2006

Bachelor of Social Sciences, Queen Mary's College, University of Madras
Post Graduate Diploma in Business & Industrial Management, Datamatics Corporation ( Vocational Institute)
Diploma in Training and Development, ISTD
Master of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Currently studying for the Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Smitha Balachandran
Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Delhi University
Bachelor of Library and Information Science, SNDT University

Rishita Roy
Psychologist & Socio-emotional Counsellor

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Tejal Makwana
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management - Welingker Institute, Mumbai University

Maheshwari Shekhar Garasangi
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce

Dipika Pardeshi
Administrative Lead

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Priyanka Ashok Kadam
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Commerce, R.A. Podar College, Mumbai University
Master of Business Administration in Finance from ITM
MS-CIT
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